Spectrum CORSE Now Enrolling for Fall at the Iowa Gym-Nest

Do you know about Spectrum CORSE (Challenging Obstacles Requiring Strength and Endurance) at the Iowa Gym-Nest? This is a class formed in partnership with the Iowa City Autism Community. There are currently 1-2 spots open in each class. The 2:30 class is “Intermediate” and the 3:30 class is “Beginner”. Siblings are allowed to join on a case-by-case basis. This class was originally only for kids in K-6 but we have found that we can accommodate both younger and older children.

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Changes are Happening with ICAC Caregiver Meetings

The needs of our community is always changing. So we are trying to change with it! The Iowa City Autism Community will now be hosting monthly evening meetings starting in January of 2019. Our current Caregiver meetings at Zion Lutheran Church currently are no longer taking place. These new evening meetings (dates and locations to be determined) will be open to everyone – caregivers and adults on the autism spectrum – and will consist of casual conversation, updates and activity planning, and idea sharing. More details to come!

The Grandparent Support Group will still be meeting once a month – now the 4th Tuesday of the month at Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City. No sign up needed. See flyer below –

Thank You North Liberty Community Library and Winds of Change!

A big thank you to the North Liberty Community Library and Winds of Change animal therapy for helping make October’s special access browsing hour a success! Attendees painted pumpkins, made lollipop ghosts, enjoyed video games in the teen room and visited with Diego, a miniature therapy pony. There were some very spooky costumes! Our next special access library browsing hour will be at the Iowa City Public Library on Nov. 17th from 9am-10am and will be dinosaur themed.

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FREE Caregiver Self Care Workshop

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When – Saturday, 3 November 2018 from 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where – University of Iowa Center For Disabilities and Development

REMBOLDT AUDITORIUM – refreshments provided – FREE

Christine Allen has practiced mindfulness meditation since 1994, teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through U of I Hospitals and Clinics since 2004. Currently, she teaches mindfulness classes at Grant Wood Area Education Agency. Christine has participated in a variety of volunteer and professional experiences including a career as a school social worker at GWAEA and co-owner of The Soap Opera.

-Overview of mindfulness and opportunities to practice
-Learn the importance of self-care
-Reap the benefits of mindfulness in 5 minutes a day
-All participants will receive a gift bag
-Drawings for larger gifts of self-care!

Brought to you by ICAC and the UI Children’s Hospital Autism Center

Please email Mary Roberts at mary-roberts-I@uiowa.edu if you would like to attend.

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